The 10th of October Manifesto concluded:
"We aspire to (have) popular sovereignty and ... universal suffrage.
We want to enjoy the freedom for whose use God created the man.
We profess sincerely the dogma of ... brotherhood ... tolerance and justice, and consider all men, equal, and ... not be excluded from its benefits; nor even the Spaniards, if they decide to live peacefully among us.
We want ... (to) take part in the formation of the laws, and in the distribution and investment of the contributions.
We want to abolish ... slavery and compensate whoever is harmed.
We want freedom of meeting, freedom of the press and freedom of ... conscience, and
We request ... respect (of) the inalienable rights of ... man, (the) foundation of ... independence and the greatness of (our) towns.
We want to remove from the yoke of Spain and to become a free and independent nation.
If Spain recognizes our rights, (it) will have in Cuba an affectionate daughter; if it persists in subjugating ... us, we are resolute to die before (we will) be under his domination."